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How To Eliminate Taxes On The Sale Of Your Home

By Giana Caliendo
February 07, 2019

Thinking about selling your personal residence, but afraid about the tax you may have to pay? In most cases, you do not usually pay taxes when you sell your personal residence. If you have a gain on your home, I’m sure you are thinking: “well I...
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What Does It Mean To Get An Extension On Your Taxes?

By Giana Caliendo
January 31, 2019
, By Giana Caliendo
January 31, 2019
, By Giana Caliendo
January 31, 2019

Many people think a tax extension is going to solve all their problems. Your CPA tells you they are extending your return – in your mind, you may be thinking “great, I didn’t have the money to pay for my taxes on 4/15 anyways” or “I didn’t have...
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What's the Difference Between a Tax Credit and a Tax Deduction?

By Giana Caliendo
January 24, 2019

Tax credits and tax deductions are not the same. They both help in reducing your tax liabilities, but in different ways. Tax credits provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your income tax liability. For example, if you have a tax credit of...
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The 2019 Ultimate Guide to IRS Schedule E for Real Estate Investors

By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019
, By Brandon Hall
January 14, 2019

Whether you’re a brand new investor trying to do it yourself or you have a million dollar portfolio and have a team of professionals, it’s always a good idea to have foundational knowledge of each aspect of your business. I developed this...
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Who Said You Can't Deduct HELOC Interest? - Interest Tracing Explained

By Thomas Castelli
January 10, 2019

So you're finally ready to head to the bank and get a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and put a down payment on a rental property. But you keep hearing that HELOC interest is no longer tax deductible thanks to The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
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How to Structure Your Next Vacation as a Tax Write Off?

By Nathan Langdon
January 03, 2019

Does that title sound a bit too good to be true?  
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Accelerate Growth in Your IRA with Mortgaged Rental Properties

By Thomas Castelli
December 28, 2018

Investing in rental property is one of the more popular options for those with a self-directed IRA.  Real estate is a solid asset with intrinsic value and can produce income both through cash flow and appreciation.  This makes rental property...
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What Documents Do I Need to Provide my Tax Preparer?

By Giana Caliendo
December 20, 2018
, By Giana Caliendo
December 20, 2018

Take the stress out of filing your taxes by hiring an accountant to prepare your return!
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The Tax Implications of Owning Rental Property

By Billy Withers
December 13, 2018

Investing in real estate is a tax shelter, which is why many successful and wealthy people invest in real estate.  If you are reading this blog, you know where to look to find how to minimize your tax burden and keep more of your money in your...
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What Are the Tax Implications for Limited Partners (LPs) of Real Estate Syndications?

By Thomas Castelli
December 08, 2018

So you're considering an investment as a Limited Partner (LP) in a real estate syndication. Before you invest, there's a number of factors to consider, including taxes. In this article, we'll discuss the tax implications you need to be aware of...
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